I've been on Chrome since it first became available. For some reason it seemed to take against Norton but once that was cured it has run very well. For me, it is quicker in operation by a distinguishable amount. The layout takes a little while to exploit properly but as for getting on line - never a problem
I use Chrome at home and other then occasional problem with a plugin not being available it's been very stable. I do find the odd website I have to revert back to IE7 because of rendering, plugin or script issues but it's fairly rare.
If you are having stability issues try disabling or uninstalling any third party toolbars or plugins that are not specifically mentioned as being Chrome compatible.
Everything was fine until yesterday evening, haven't downloaded anything I shouldn't have, I've uninstalled and re-installed, ran all kinds of scans, (nothing found) I'm at a loss as to why it's playing up, everyone else using chrome I've spoken to hasn't got a problem, back to the drawing board, failing that, I'll stick with firefox which is not a bad substitute I suppose